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Six cars seized as part of op Dragoon

12 Feb 2015 09:45 AM

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Police have seized six cars as part of Northumbria Police's road safety operation Dragoon.

On Tuesday, February 10, six motorists were stopped by officers in areas across Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland on suspicion of driving without insurance.

Their details were checked and all six were found to be driving without any insurance. They had their cars seized and uplifted by police and enquiries are ongoing. 

Anyone found driving without insurance faces being fined up to £300 and receiving six penalty points. They could be taken to court where they could be fined up to £5,000 and be disqualified from driving.

Motor Patrols Chief Inspector John Heckels said: "It's staggering the number of people who are driving without insurance on the roads.

"Uninsured drivers are a danger on our roads. They push up premiums for other motorists and often drive with no regard for other road users, so it is vital that we do everything we can to keep them off the roads

The activity comes as part of Operation Dragoon, the force's operation aimed at making the roads safer for everyone.

To report a dangerous driver contact police on 101 quoting 'Operation Dragoon'.

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